Kevin the Bold was an American syndicated newspaper strip by Kreigh Collins, about an Irish shepherd who had swashbuckling adventures in the service of Henry VIII. The strip grew out of Collins’ strip Mitzi McCoy, about an American socialite, which began in 1948. Two years into the strip’s run, Mitzi’s ancestor Kevin was mentioned, and the strip abruptly became a historical adventure strip called Kevin the Bold, until 1968, when it switched focus again, becoming contemporary seafaring adventure Up Anchor.

08 pages/strips Kevin the Bold 1951
15 pages/strips Kevin the Bold 1954
18 pages/strips Kevin the Bold 1955
11 pages/strips Kevin the Bold 1958
13 pages/strips Kevin the Bold Various



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  1. Very nice collection of KEVIN THE BOLD comics! If you get a chance, take a look at my wordpress blog, “Kreigh’s Comics.” Collins was my grandfather, and my blog features all of his strips. I am currently working on a book which will reprint KEVIN’s predecessor strip, MITZI McCOY. Thank you and take care.


  2. In 2013 I purchase a huge collection of Sunday newspaper strips. Over 600,000 strips from 1920’s to 1970’s. They came from an 88 year old grandfather who began the collection in the 1930’s. Five years later I’m still opening boxes as I try to organize this collection. I’m about half way thru at this juncture. This month I came across a box that has many Kevin the Bold strips. I had not heard of this strip. I am impressed with the artwork and storyline. Searching for information regarding this strip I came across your blog. How cool that your grandfather was Kreigh Collins! I purchase much artwork and old comic books via auction. One day I hope to come across a Kevin the Bold original art piece. It would be fun to add one to my collection. I also plan to add the Mitzi McCoy book to my collection. I just like your Grandad’s artwork.


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